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Merchiston Castle School pupils Charlie and Jacob are taking to the tennis court with some legends of the game at the moment.


Details of School fees can be found on the School Fees page.

The following additional fees apply to the Golf Academy.

  • Tennis Academy  Elite Squad £1,320 pa
  • Tennis Academy Development Squad £630 pa

If your son is an aspiring young tennis player he can maximise his potential without compromising on his education.

The Tennis Academy provides player pathways from top county level players to junior grand slam level and remains a select Academy maintaining around 20-25 players at any one time. The Tennis Academy at Merchiston is purposefully small to allow pupils to benefit from an extremely tailored training programme and one-to-one support to enhance their performance. This allows the players to perform well consistently and to improve their game constantly.

We have a proven track record in helping players improve all aspects of their game. The programme enables pupils to combine an excellent education with unrivalled on-court opportunities, which include top quality coaching, all-encompassing sports science provision (with our Institute of Sport Scotland partners) and appropriate level tournament travel. With individually tailored tennis programmes, the standards set by the players and coaches are of the highest level, whilst still maintaining enjoyment of the game.  Our experience shows that our boarding school set-up is highly successful in preparing individuals for life as a professional athlete, while still enjoying childhood to the full.

Recent successes have resulted in Merchiston being ranked the number 1 tennis school in the UK and the number 2 school in the world. You can explore more of our players’ achievements from recent years below.

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No. 1

School in the UK for Tennis (LTA, 2019

This year has been a triumph for Merchiston’s Tennis Academy, with all their dedication on the court being rewarded, as they were crowned the number one school in the UK for Tennis.


National Schools Champions (LTA, 2018)

The Tennis Academy won the U18 British Schools Championship, 2018 bringing home the much sought after Glanville Cup. The aim of this competition is to provide players with the opportunity to compete for their school and become the best team in the country.


School in the World for Tennis (ISF, 2017 - 2019)

The Tennis Academy is currently ranked number two tennis school in the world, after its performance at the ISF Tennis World School Championships in Brazil. The team are certainly hoping to secure No.1 at the 2019 competition being held in Italy where they will play some of the best school teams in the world!


Scottish Secondary School Tennis Team Champions U18 - Winners an impressive 7 out of 9 years!

Winners an impressive 7 out of 9 years (6 in a row) makes the Tennis Academy undeniably deserving of its outstanding reputation.

U13 and U15

Scottish Schools Champions 2018


The Tennis Academy at Merchiston has a unique individualised schedule for each player. Whether you are practising one on one or as part of the team there is always a daily plan. Merchiston prepared me to play and excel as a player and now as a coach in the United States.

James McKie Assistant Men’s Tennis Coach, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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